In Training

Autism Teaching MeParents take note!  Kirsten has discovered a very effective way to get your children to pick up after themselves.  Unfortunately for me, I would be considered ‘the child’ in this scenario.

Okay, here’s the plan:  When your children don’t pick up after themselves, do it for them.  That’s right.  Do it for them.

Now, here’s the clincher: FORGET WHERE EVERYTHING GOES.  Mirror belongs in the drawer?  Place it under the cabinet!  Notebook belongs on the desk?  Place it in a drawer!  Car keys (Yes… I said car keys…) belong in the purse pocket?  Toss them in the corner!  Oh, and switch it up.  That’s very important.  Unpredictability is key to your success.

When they come to you in desperation asking, “Mom, where is my blue binder?!” you answer, “I don’t know what it is.”  Practice your look of innocence.

I am telling you parents, Kirsten is on to something!  Every time I find myself hunting for my latest ‘misplaced’ item, I am thinking, “I have GOT to start putting things away!”

Now, if only I could find my car keys… 

Your turn!  Ever found yourself in training??!

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2 Responses

  1. Tara Black says:


    • Autism Makes Me Laugh | Tammy says:

      Go ahead Tara… laugh. Kirsten will be right over to give Megan some tips. Then you TOO will be in a constant hunt for your missing mirror, keys, purse, book, shoes, coat…

      Best. Game. Eeever. ;)